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After Abortion

"I've had an abortion. Is there someone who understands that I can talk to?"


Post Abortion Recovery and Education


We offer a safe, nonjudgmental, confidential environment to express and work through the emotions associated with abortion loss.

Although many women feel some relief after an abortion, others have negative emotions afterwards. These reactions may be immediate or may occur years later. Women who have had an abortion have reported the following reactions: 

  • Guilt, grief, anger, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, difficulty bonding with partner or children, eating disorders

If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, we offer confidential, compassionate support to help women work through these feelings. Our Post Abortion Recovery and Education (PARE) program is highly confidential and available one-on-one or in a group format.

“I chose to have an abortion because I thought having a baby would ruin my life. After I had the abortion, it was like I was holding this big secret. I didn’t want anyone to know because I felt guilty and ashamed. There’s always this sense of loss, and I struggle with sadness.”   ~CAPCC PARE client


Call 403-343-1619 or email and ask to speak to someone about the PARE program. If you call after hours, you may leave a confidential voicemail, and someone will get back to you. You may also contact us toll-free at 1-844-343-1611.


*This information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice.

All programs are free* and confidential.

The CAPCC provides information on all options of pregnancy and is committed to the unconditional acceptance of everyone we serve, regardless of their choices. We are not a medical clinic and do not provide or assist in arranging abortions.

*Maternity Home residents contribute financially to the program fees as they are able.

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